EMS Rodeo scheduled for May 23

BROOKINGS – In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service will hold its 10th annual EMS Rodeo from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Hillcrest Park.

The event is free to the public and includes a picnic with grilled hamburgers, inflatable games, face painting and ambulance tours. In addition, EMTs and paramedics will teach attendees hands-only CPR.

National EMS Week, May 21-27, honors the dedication of EMTs, paramedics, first responders, and others who provide lifesaving services to our community.

“Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rates of those who experience sudden illness or injury,” Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad said. “Our team of emergency medical technicians and paramedics are always ready to provide compassionate, lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service provides emergency 911 Advanced Life Support services for the City of Brookings, much of Brookings county and the communities of Aurora, Bruce, Bushnell, Sinai and Volga. The ambulance service also assists area ambulance services from Arlington, Clear Lake, Elkton, Estelline, White and Lake Preston when requested.

For more information on Brookings Health System’s Ambulance Service, visit www.brookingshealth.org/ambulance.

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